The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is holding its 20th Global Tire Expo – Powered by TIA this year, again as part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. It will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3.
It was widely believed that when the Republicans took control of the federal government in November that small businesses could breathe a sigh of relief. The reason is that traditionally, Republicans are “more friendly” toward business.
All over the world, making sure that vehicles maintain a legal limit in tire tread continues to be a constant problem, with tire dealers taking valuable time to measure customers’ tires. In Europe there is an ongoing crusade to find a piece of equipment which is light and easy to use that ensures a swift turnaround of tire checks in dealerships and garages.
We must never forget that we are retailers. Consumers have never demanded more from retailers than they do today. To win at retail today, you must deliver more, period.
New equipment acquisition represents both a substantial investment as well as an enjoyable experience. After all, who doesn’t love the look, feel and smell of new equipment? Plus, staying current in terms of features and operating condition makes the shop more efficient and more profitable.
What does a dealer need to know to service a run-flat tire versus a non-run-flat tire? That is the question we asked the experts on your behalf.
The elderly gentleman pulled up in front of Direct Tire & Auto Service in the Boston suburb of Watertown, Mass. He stormed into the showroom and blustered, “What kind of tires do you sell around here? Come outside and look at mine.”
According to the results of our survey, demand for passenger and light truck replacement tires improved slightly in July. The latest results mark the third consecutive month of healthier, albeit far from strong, trends after a very challenging start to the year.
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At Plaza Tire Service Inc., there’s only one brand that really matters. “Whatever you do, say Plaza Tire a lot. We may not have this brand or that brand tomorrow, but there will always be Plaza Tire.”
During driving 2008-2017 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Select models at speeds above 25 mph (40 km/h), the low tire pressure warning system receives the signal transmitted from the transmitter installed in each wheel, and gives alarms when the tire pressure becomes low. When the low tire pressure warning system detects low inflation pressure or another unusual symptom, the warning light in the instrument cluster comes on.
Michelin North America Inc. is targeting a fast-rising segment of the truck tire industry with its new Michelin X Multi D, a regional drive-position tire designed for trucks and fleets making shorter, more regional urban hauls.
Chinese tire manufacturer Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. has taken the next step toward building its first tire factory outside of China.